An official transcript is a comprehensive record of academic information that includes accepted transfer credit, Columbia coursework, grades, credit hours, GPA, and degree(s) earned. Official transcripts for all current and former Columbia College Chicago students can be ordered online through Parchment.

Are you applying to Columbia and need to submit your transcripts? Visit our requirements page.

Delivery Methods and Pricing

Official transcripts cost $10 per copy. Transcripts can be sent electronically (faster and preferred) or through first class mail. Special mailing fees apply for Fed-Ex or International printed orders.

How to Order Your Transcript

If you have access to the MyColumbia portal, you can order transcripts there.

If you do not have portal access, go directly to the Parchment site

Transcript Order Form

Transcripts must be ordered online and are not available for pick-up at Columbia.

Use this link to check the status of your transcript request.

Exit Counseling and Library Holds

Transcripts will not be released for students who have an outstanding financial obligation, exit counseling hold, or library hold. Contact Columbia Central at 312-369-7140, or the Library at 312-369-7152, with questions regarding your account.

Orders will be held for 7 days. If the hold is not removed within 7 days, the order will be automatically canceled. In this case, your transcript fee will be refunded and you should submit a new order once your hold is cleared.

Transcript Exceptions

Students with outstanding debt that results in a financial hold are eligible for an exception when requesting official transcripts to:

Exception Process

When ordering a transcript, the student must select the 'Purpose' that best describes why the transcript is being requested and indicate a third-party recipient. Generally, a transcript is considered office only if it is directly sent from the issuing institution to the intended third-party.

Columbia reserves the right to deny the release of an official transcript for a student with a financial hold if upon review the request it is determined the student is not eligible for an exception, there is insufficient information to grant an exception, or if the other holds exist on the student's account that restrict the release of official transcript.


Columbia College Chicago partners with Parchment. for all official transcripts. If you have any questions or issues regarding your order, please contact Parchment at Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

How to Submit Transcripts to Columbia

Ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts to Columbia College Chicago Admissions at 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. All transcripts received by mail or in person must be in the original sealed envelope from the school.

We also accept transcripts—when sent directly from the institution—via email to


Academic Dates and Deadlines